When Grace sent over her gorgeous bathroom renovation pics we just had to share them- especially since she and her husband did all of the work themselves (all while on a super tight timeline). Here’s her letter:
Greetings from sunny San Diego! We recently renovated our bathroom (and did it all in under a month just like you guys). My husband Collin did all of the work himself (with a little help from yours truly) and we really love how it turned out. We especially like the glass tile that we chose for the tub, the lighter look of two pedestal sinks (over our previously bulky vanity) and the nickel fixtures that finish everything off. We hope you enjoy the before and afters! Oh and you can check out my blog for more details. – Grace
Here’s her bathroom before the big makeover:
And here’s the same space after they upgraded pretty much everything- from the sinks, sconces, mirrors, and tile:
Stunning, no? Didn’t Grace and her hubby Collin do a fantastic job? We almost can’t believe it’s the same room. It definitely shows that a dated and dingy bathroom can be totally transformed into a light and airy masterpiece with a bit of thought and some simple yet sophisticated selections (like those gleaming shower tiles, two elegant pedestal sinks and a few brushed nickel accents that feel classic and crisp). Plus to achieve that major transformation in just a few short weeks (well, they probably felt pretty long) of hard work is just amazing. Don’t forget to head over to Grace’s blog to learn all about where she got what and to peruse even more brilliant bathroom details. But first let’s play the what’s-your-favorite-part game. We’re thinking ours is that wall of gorgeous iridescent bath tiles. But we love those double pedestal sinks too. Hmm…
Was not expecting the bathing child as I was scrolling down! LOL! Great makeover! I love the mosaic tile and those sconces.
this is amazing! looks beautiful. great move with the pedestal sinks. made so much room for space and style. lovely redo.
Holy cow, that’s fantastic! We’re preparing to gut a full bath and half bath that share a wall and hope to have equally fantastic results.
Oh my gosh, stunning is right!!! I lust after sinks like those to replace our bulky icky vanity.
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Those tiles are AMAZING!
Simply stunning! What an amazing transformation! I love the tile in the shower :)
That is amazing!! I cannot belive that is the same bathroom!
Jeannine @ Small & Chic says
Wow! I don’t think I’ve seen iridescent tile quite like that before. It’s stunning!
wow..amazing they did all that tile work themselves…and on such a tight timeline too. Gorgeous!
I don’t have tile work in my master bath and don’t plan to do any (I’m not that savvy LOL). Instead I really want to paint it a nice muted gray-blue color. It gets lots of sun so the colors I’ve picked tend to look really pastel…like a little boys room. Any suggestions for a muted gray-blue?
We love Benjamin Moore’s Quiet Moments as a soft and moody gray blue. Hope it helps!
Jessica @ How Sweet says
Stunning! I love how bright it is.
Kudos on the redo. I personally think pedestal sinks should only be used in powder rooms. I’m curious to see where all the storage is now. I guess living in New York City makes me think that anyone who gets rid of a vanity is crazy. But if it suits your lifestyle, go for it!
The tiles for sure!
I love the paneling/molding/whatever at the bottom of the wall.
Sarah @ Dream In Domestic says
That wall of tile is so gorgeous – I bet it really reflects the light and looks beautiful and different from every angle.
I love the beaded board. Next come the white plates on the wall, closely followed by the sconces with their shiny nickel and warm textured shades.
Wow! It’s great!!!
I’d love to learn more about the sconces and where did she get that neat “monogram” on the sconces?
This looks great! I would never have been bold enough to choose that iridescent tile, but it really works!
Gorgeous! Do you know where she got the monogrammed lamp shades? they look homemade.
So glad everyone’s loving this bathroom makeover as much as we are. Here’s hoping Grace will stop in with all the answers to your questions soon. Or you can always pop over to her blog for that info.
I’m with Megan – I think the wainscoting is beautiful… so are the sinks, light fixtures, etc… :) The stool is a nice touch too!
tasha roe says
I would have never thought to put bead-board wainscoting with that metallic subway tile and yet it looks amazing! nice job!
Wow, what a transformation! And what a fun bathtub for the cutie pie kiddo!
Nice work, and thanks for sharing it with us via the Youngsters.
Those pedestal sinks are to DIE for!
INCREDIBLE bathroom remodel! That tile is just simply amazing! :)
Great job! Though I’m with Greg. We are about to add a 2nd full bath and going to put IN a ‘bulky’ vanity with sink and big mirror. We have a pedestal sink with a round mirror above in our current bath and although it looks great, the lack of storage and place to put my toiletries drives me nuts. And with an old house with tiny closets, I can’t wait to have a vanity to store towels and other bath stuff in. Also can’t wait to have a big mirror so I can see my whole self when I’m getting ready!
It’s a beautiful bathroom though and the new tile is miles better. Just thought it was funny that they took out everything I want in mine. :) Maybe I should look on craigslist for a vanity that someone is getting rid of if pedestals are all the rage. :)
I’ve been eying those iridescent tiles for months and it’ so exciting to see them in action! We don’t plan to be in our current home for too long, so I’m averse to such an investment. Grace certainly made some beautiful choices. I enjoyed looking at the other rooms in her blog as well.
Those iridescent tiles are amazing.
Wow! What a great bathroom. I love the dual pedestal sinks. Very classy looking. I thought I wasn’t a fan of wainscoting but this might change my mind.
Pam @ Design Fanatic says
Gorgeous! The tiles are soooooo beautiful!
Oooh, love the sinks! If she gets a chance to tell us where she got them, that would be very helpful! We are about to put a bathroom into a room that was a bedroom before, so we need sinks!
I absolutely LOVE those tiles around the tub!
They’re so shimmery and subtly colored.
It would be like bathing in a waterfall or a school of fish.
OK, maybe I exaggerate — but only a little! ;)
Is the manufacturer name and tile name/color posted somewhere above or on her blog? I must look — because eventually I HAVE to tear out my tub/bath surround. It’s godawful. And given that my bathroom does not have a window ((it has 2 doors, one leading to the hallway and the other to the dressing area adjoining the bedroom) it can use all the bouncing-light effect it can get. So these tiles might be a contender. Along with about 100 other choices! You know how that goes…
Hey Vanessa and Paula,
Here’s hoping Grace drops in to answer everyone’s questions over here soon. And in the meantime, feel free to head over to her site (which we linked to in the post) for more info. Hope it helps!
Those tile are gorgeous!
I think we just found the bathroom inspiration we needed! Thanks for that post! And Grace – you have a beautiful house!
I love,love,love the bathroom tiles!! I want a bathroom to put them in!!
The actual bathroom items are all too die for and I’d love my bathroom to look just like this – Grace, it’s just beautiful!
but my fave element has to be the blue stool. Put your hand over it, and it’s all lovely, but with the stool it’s complete. So simple and yet so stylish.
Wow, thank you everyone for you wonderful comments! I’m smiling from ear to ear:) It’s an honor to be on YHL, Thanks Sherry and John for the opportunity! A few of y’all requested some sources, so here they are…
Monogrammed Shades- http://www.thepinkgiraffe.net
Glass Tile- Oceanside Glass Tile (glasstile.com)
Pedestal Sinks- Made by Toto and are from build.com
(ps. we have a big storage wall that is not shown where we keep all of our daily essentials. Storage is not an issue at all for us because of this additional space, so if you are thinking of trying out pedestals, and have space for storage shelves, I’d say go for it! )
Thanks again everyone!!!!!!!
Caitlin @ That House on the Corner says
Geeze! Great work! Makes me want to do my bathroom that much more! Those tiles are to die for!!!!
Thanks for sharing!
i wish I could afford to upgrade our bathroom! I love how you and john DIY’ed yours. Unfortunately in our co-op, you can’t really give it a go by yourself without upsetting the powers that be! I adore these iridescent subway tiles. They look phenomenal!
Mariko Photo says
AMAZING! They did an awesome job at redesigning this bathroom! Wanna do mine too?! ;o)
It’s very pretty, but I can’t imagine losing all of that counter/storage space!
I love the blue-gray stool in between the sinks – it’s such a great accent and a reeeally great shade of moody blue.
Well done them, and thanks for sharing. I am certainly heading over there to see more.
Love it…almost exactly what I had in mind for our bathroom redo….hadn’t thought of those shimmery tiles….pretty pretty!
The Virginia House says
I LOVE that bathroom and I’m totally amazed they did it themselves. Great job!
WOW-WOW-WOW! It’s gorgeous!